Shed

Oddness
Shorn sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack. Shorn sheep should sleep in a shed (Anon)

The Cookie Monster Does Tom Waits

Tom Waits Loving this brilliantly edited mash-up of the Cookie Monster covering God’s Away On Business Imagine all the footage they had to plough through…

£10.66 And All That

That’s it. I’m never making smalltalk with a shop assistant again. I was in a supermarket today, and the cashier gave me my change from a £20 note, saying – ‘There you go – £10.66.’ ‘Ah. The Norman Conquest’, I…

The Scroobious Pip

As you probably know, I’m rather partial to Dans le Sac and Scroobius Pip. If you’re not familiar with their oeuvre, check out Thou Shalt Always Kill and Letter from God Mr Pip, who hails from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex (where…

Draw A Stickman

drawastickman is fab. Try it now. All you do is draw a stickman (or stickdog, stickcat, stickinsect, whatever) and he comes alive and embarks on a peculiar adventure, with help from you and your drawing skills.

Squeezing Past

Have you noticed, as I have, that the expression ‘excuse me’ has now been replaced with ‘Can I just squeeze past’?

There’s A Moussa in the Hoossa

Like most people, I have an earworm most days. Normally it’s a tune. Usually a tune I can’t stand. But today it’s a name – Moussa Koussa I can’t shake Moussa off. I’ve tried other names, such as Evonne Goolagong,…

Mum’s Music Box

Mum was a bit slow in answering the phone the other day. ‘I’m sorry dear,’ she said. ‘I was just bringing the music box.’ She then proceeded to wind it up and play a tune. I was a bit bemused…

More Brookalikes to come …..

Whisker Push Broom

I just received this email and felt the need to share it with you – Hello Sir/Madam Am a person of Mr Doll Say, and I will like to know the if you do carry whisker push broom for sale.…

The House Where Everyone Goes

I draw the line at ‘restroom’, ‘bathroom’ and ‘gentlemen’s comfort station’. But, being English, I’ve never knowingly gone to the toilet. Instead, I’ve used the ‘loo’, the ‘WC’, the ‘gents’ or the ‘facility, where I’ve variously ‘spent a penny’ (30p…